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India sends 100th satellite into space to watch borders

January 12, 2018 2:04 am
India sends 100th satellite into space to watch borders

This handout artist’s impression released by Lesia/ Observatoire de Paris-PSL on January 10, 2018 shows the PicSat nano-satellite in orbit around the Earth with a background image by Thomas Pesquet released by the ESA. (Photo by AFP) India launched its 100th satellite on Friday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks […]

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Indian troops kill top fighter, associates in Kashmir

December 26, 2017 4:00 am
Indian troops kill top fighter, associates in Kashmir

People look on during the funeral of a top fighter in Indian-controlled Kashmir, December 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP) New Delhi forces have killed a top fighter along with his associates during a gun battle in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Police said in a statement on Tuesday that Noor Mohammad Tantray, the head […]

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India probing interfaith marriages over ‘terror threats’

November 26, 2017 1:37 am
India probing interfaith marriages over ‘terror threats’

K M Ashokan (2-L), the father of 24-year-old Akhila, who converted to Islam in 2016 and took a new name, Hadiya, smokes while speaking with a friend, as police officers stand outside his house, at Vaikom in the Kottayam district of the southern state of Kerala, India, on November 23, […]

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Britain pulls out of International Court of Justice race, loses seat to India

November 20, 2017 11:30 pm
Britain pulls out of International Court of Justice race, loses seat to India

The Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, which is the seat of the International Court of Justice. (Photo via Wikipedia) Britain has withdrawn its candidate from election to the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) as he was forced into 12 rounds of run-off elections for the final remaining place […]

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Monsoon flooding kills 12, displace thousands in India

November 4, 2017 12:43 pm
Monsoon flooding kills 12, displace thousands in India

Indian men stand beside a makeshift bund made of litter built by residents to stop the flow of rain water in their area after heavy monsoon rains in Chennai, India, on November 03, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of people took refuge in relief camps as torrential monsoon rains flooded […]

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Monsoon flooding kills 12, displace thousands in India

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Monsoon flooding kills 12, displace thousands in India

Indian men stand beside a makeshift bund made of litter built by residents to stop the flow of rain water in their area after heavy monsoon rains in Chennai, India, on November 03, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of people took refuge in relief camps as torrential monsoon rains flooded […]

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party under fire for demanding cuts in Indian film

October 21, 2017 2:15 pm
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party under fire for demanding cuts in Indian film

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party came under fire on Saturday for demanding cuts to an Indian film, claiming it showcased “anti-Modi hatred”. A scene in the Tamil-language film “Mersal” shows a character delivering a fiery monologue in which he attacks the government’s failure to […]

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Pollution causes nine million deaths worldwide

October 20, 2017 3:12 pm
Pollution causes nine million deaths worldwide

This file photo, taken on October 28, 2016, shows Indian pedestrians walking near the India Gate monument amid heavy smog in New Delhi, India. (By AFP) Pollution caused nine million deaths in 2015 — three times more than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined — scientists said on Thursday, calling for governments in poor countries […]

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Indian troops, Kashmir militants engage in bloody gunfight

October 11, 2017 1:46 pm
Indian troops, Kashmir militants engage in bloody gunfight

Indian police officers stand guard near the site of a gunfight between suspected militants and Indian government forces in Srinagar, Kashmir, October 3, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Two Indian air force commandos and two suspected militants have been killed in a gun battle in the restive Indian-administered Kashmir region. The […]

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Fleeing violence at home, Rohingya Muslims face difficulties in India, Nepal, Bangladesh

September 17, 2017 2:09 pm
Fleeing violence at home, Rohingya Muslims face difficulties in India, Nepal, Bangladesh

A Rohingya Muslim refugee from Myanmar fills water at a makeshift camp on the outskirts of the Indian city of Jammu, June 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP) There seems to be no end in sight to the plight of Rohingya Muslims as those members of the community who have fled […]

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Boat capsizes in Indian river, killing 19

September 14, 2017 12:23 pm
Boat capsizes in Indian river, killing 19

Villagers gather at the spot where a boat has capsized in the Yamuna River near Baghpat town in Uttar Pradesh State, India, September14, 2017. (Photo by AP) A boat crowded with construction workers capsized in the Yamuna River in northern India early Thursday and at least 19 people have drowned, […]

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India not ruling out ‘two-fronted’ war with China, Pakistan: Indian Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat

September 6, 2017 10:30 pm
India not ruling out ‘two-fronted’ war with China, Pakistan: Indian Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat

Indian Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat (file photo) India is likely to get involved in a “two-fronted” war with China and Pakistan, Indian Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat has warned, accusing Beijing of taking over what he called Indian territories and slamming Islamabad for running a “proxy […]

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Indian journalist critical of Hindu politics gunned down outside home

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Indian journalist critical of Hindu politics gunned down outside home

The file photo shows slain Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh. An Indian journalist, known for her outspoken criticism of right-wing Hindu nationalist politics, has been shot dead in the country’s southern state of Karnataka. According to Press Trust of India (PTI), “motorcycle-borne assailants” shot Gauri Lankesh, 55, when she was opening […]

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Building collapse in India kills 16; dozens trapped

August 31, 2017 10:30 pm
Building collapse in India kills 16; dozens trapped

Indian firemen carry the body of a victim out of the debris of a collapsed building in Mumbai on August 31, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A five-story building collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai, killing 16 people and injuring 30 others on Thursday, after torrential rains lashed the country’s west.  […]

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Indian guru jailed for 10 years on rape charges amid intense security

August 28, 2017 2:28 pm
Indian guru jailed for 10 years on rape charges amid intense security

In this May 17, 2017 photo, Indian popular guru and actor Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh attends the premiere of one of his movies in New Delhi, India. (Photo by AP) An Indian court has sentenced Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, a controversial popular guru whose conviction has sparked some deadly street […]

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